At PureView, we offer comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services by board-certified physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners.

Our Providers

  • Cynthia Alarcon, Physician Assistant

    Cynthia Alarcon was hired by PureView Health Center in the summer of 2014. She comes to PureView from Holy Rosary Healthcare in Miles City, Montana. Cynthia graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She studied at Flathead Valley Community College for her LPN and then Rocky Mountain College for her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. She has previously worked as a field biologist, naturalist, whitewater guide, ski patroller and EMT, which piqued her interest in studying medicine. Her professional interests include rural medicine and improving access to healthcare in underserved populations. She became a PA to directly improve the access to quality care in Montana’s small communities and she enjoys community health for that reason.

  • Courtnay Crowell, MD, Family Physician

  • James DeFoe, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist

    James DeFoe, PharmD, joined PureView Health Center as a Clinical Pharmacist in April 2019. James came to Helena from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, where he was the Clinical Pharmacist, Team Leader and Residency Program Director at Lutheran Medical Center. James received a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and Biology and a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Northern Michigan University. His Doctor of Pharmacy Degree was earned at Albany College of Pharmacy. He comes to PureView with thirteen years of experience as a Clinical Pharmacist. James is married with two young children, and he and his family love to be outdoors and explore wild places. He enjoys Nordic and backcountry skiing, trail running and hiking. James is excited to be a part of the PureView team and looks forward to helping our patients and community.

  • Dawn Gormely, Nurse Practitioner

    Dawn Gormely joined PureView Health Center in May of 1997. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, is from Carroll College, in Helena. She worked at St. Peter’s Hospital, primarily in Pediatrics, for a number of years prior to returning to academia to become a Nurse Practitioner. She completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner focus through Montana State University in Bozeman as a member of the program’s first graduating class. Dawn has found family practice to be an amazing environment to work in. Seeing several generations of families grow has been extremely rewarding. In her spare time, Dawn loves quilting, antiquing, reading, home projects, Montana outdoors and traveling with family and friends.

  • Erin Guzynski, RPh, Pharmacist

    Erin Guzynski joined PureView Health Center in September of 2019. Erin grew up along Montana’s High-Line in the Sweetgrass Hills. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Montana School of Pharmacy. Shortly after graduating Erin obtained the position of Pharmacy Manager at Walmart Pharmacy in Kalispell, Montana. In 2009, she became a pharmacist with Bergum Drug, in Helena. Erin enjoys working closely with patients in a patient-centered pharmacy. She spends her free time exercising and recreating with her family in Montana’s mountains.

  • Trish Leasure, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Trish Leasure, LCSW, joined PureView Health Center in June 2018. She is employed by Intermountain Community-Based Services but works within the Behavioral Health Team at PVHC.

    Trish graduated from the University of Arizona in 1971 with a B.S. in Education and Rehabilitation. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1981. Trish has spent her career specializing in child and family therapy in a variety of community settings. Most recently she has worked in foster care and adoption through Child and Family Services, DPHHS; Shodair Hospital as a primary therapist; and Intermountain School-Based Services in both elementary and middle school settings.

    Trish grew up in Ohio, but quickly fell in love with the West. She has lived in the Helena Community for over 30 years and is an advocate for getting kids outside or involved in the amazing activities that Helena has to offer. She is passionate about working collaboratively with children, parents and families. Trish also enjoys spending time with her adult daughters, exploring Montana and the northwest, playing tennis, hiking with her dog, and skiing.

  • Dr. Heather McRee, D.O.

    Heather McRee, D.O., joined PureView Health Center in 2004 after completing her residency at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in Billings, MT, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. McRee grew up in Maine and, after completing high school, spent a year in a small village in Zimbabwe, working in an orphanage and hospital. It was in this formative year that she solidified her desire to pursue a career in healthcare. She graduated with honors from the University of Montana and returned to Maine for medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She loves being a family physician because it allows her to problem-solve with her patients. She believes in quality healthcare for everyone and prefers prevention over pills. In her free time, she enjoys trail running, mountain biking, camping, skiing and being with her children and her husband.

  • Gary Pannabecker, DDS

    After graduating from Northwestern University Dental School, I spent 4 years in the US Army Dental Corps in Bamberg, Germany, then moved to Baltimore, Maryland working in private practice settings for 14 years. In 1995 I joined the Indian Health Service, accepting an assignment on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT. After a rewarding career as a Commissioned Corps officer in the Public Health Service, I have worked in community health centers in North Carolina, Cut Bank, Montana, as well as back with the Indian Heath Service in Wolf Point, Montana.

    My wife, Laurie Mckinnon, and I have 5 adult children and enjoy living in our East Helena home with our 4 horses, 4 dogs, and 4 cats- quite a crew. We enjoy keeping up with family, horses and pets, as well as visits to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

    It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to serve the Helena community here at Pureview Health Center.

  • Margaret Phillips, Family Nurse Practitioner

    Maggie Phillips joined PureView Health Center in August 2018. She graduated from Montana State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Maggie is originally from a small town in northern Wisconsin and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Since that time, she has accumulated more than six years of nursing experience in various areas of patient care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked at St. Peter’s Hospital. She enjoys working with patients and families to promote healing and wellness and is passionate about providing quality healthcare services to the community.

    In her free time, Maggie enjoys spending time with family and friends and everything outdoors under the Montana sky, especially backpacking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

  • Dr. Justin Smith, M.D.

    Justin Smith, M.D. is a fourth-generation Montanan with roots in the Bitterroot Valley and the Shelby Hi-Line.  After graduation from the University of Montana, he attended medical school at the University of Arizona and then completed his residency in Billings at the Montana Family Medicine Residency in 2004. Dr. Smith worked for seven years at the Parker Medical Clinic in Lincoln and has also taken international assignments in New Zealand and Canada. He and his family are excited to be back in Montana where they enjoy biking, hunting, and Nordic skiing.

  • Dr. Luca Smith, DDS, Dentist

    Dr. Luca Smith, D.D.S. is a general dentist originally from Wichita, Kansas. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Spanish at University of Kansas, he studied at UMKC School of Dentistry in Kansas City, Missouri. There, he developed a passion for public health promotion through practicing at various local FQHCs. When he isn’t practicing general dentistry, Luca can be found at a local coffee shop, playing his guitar, or enjoying a hike at sunset.

  • Dr. William Snider, D.O.

    Dr. Snider is a graduate of the Montana Family Medicine Residency where he served as Chief Resident. He has lived in Helena since 2001, and is a previous Medical Director for the Cooperative Health Center. He returned to PureView after spending 2 years exploring Private Practice. In addition to Public Health, Dr. Snider enjoys competitive mountain biking and Nordic skiing. He is also a fly fisherman and lover of wild places and public lands.

    Dr. Snider is originally from Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana and a medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Prior to attending medical school he worked in environmental advocacy and as a wilderness fly fishing guide in Alaska. He has a young daughter and enjoys teaching her about life and the outdoors.

  • Lanna Zobel, FNP-C, Family Nurse Practitioner (Parker Medical Center)

    Lanna Zobel, FNP-C, joined the staff at Parker Medical Center in October 2019. Lanna received an Associate Nursing Degree followed by a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin. She worked in a large academic medical facility in the ER and Trauma for over 20 years.  Lanna returned to school and obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a focus on Family Practice. She is enjoying getting to know her patients and working with them to achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, fly fishing, and spending time with her family.

Our Leadership Team

  • Jill-Marie Steeley, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Jill is originally from Salt Lake City, UT, and moved to Montana in 2004. Jill joined PureView Health Center in May, 2015. Prior to joining the organization she spent nearly four years as the Director of the Health and Human Services Division of the Gallatin City-County Health Department, seven and a half years as the Director of the Madison County Health Department, and was a senior analyst for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City, UT, for four years. Jill has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Montana and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Jill is excited to be part of a team of professionals who thoroughly enjoy working with the patients we serve and works tirelessly to improve the health of Lewis and Clark County residents.

  • Marina Kuntz, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Marina, originally from Russia, has been living in Helena since 2013. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Moscow State University, and also completed upper accounting courses at Carroll College. Currently, she is working towards her Master’s in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, with a concentration in Database Management & Business Intelligence. Prior to joining PureView Health Center she worked at Heritage Propane, Rocky Mountain Development Council and Helena Industries. Marina is excited to join PureView’s team, and hopes that her skills in accounting and data analysis will contribute to PureView’s effort to provide the best integrated primary healthcare in the Helena community.

  • Paula Wright, Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    Paula began working with PureView Health Center in January, 2017. She joins the Leadership Team as the Chief Operations Officer.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Montana State University, Bozeman. For the past 25 years, Paula has worked in the human service field with emphasis in preventative and behavioral services, early intervention, and developmental disabilities. Prior to PureView, she spent 14 years at Family Outreach, a non-profit agency providing evidence based intervention home visiting services to children and adults with disabilities. This includes working as a Family Support Specialist then moving into Management and Operational roles of 8 programs across 12 counties in the Southwestern Region of the state. Her background also encompasses organizational monitoring and reporting, staff development and training, strategic planning, grant and contract implementation, and community outreach. She is excited to join a team committed to providing quality and integrated services to our community.

  • Aaron Douglas, Human Resources Manager

  • Jennifer Plant, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager

  • Nik Griffith, Strategy Manager

    Nikolas, a military brat raised by two Butte-natives, joined the PureView team in the summer of 2021. With a bachelor’s degree from Carroll College, Nik dove into Montana’s political scene – answering phones for Governor Brian Schweitzer, co-chairing a reproductive justice non-profit, and becoming a healthcare and technology lobbyist for Montana’s leading bipartisan government affairs firm. His heart called him back from the capitol to lead PureView’s strategic planning efforts assisting medical, dental, and support teams in setting and achieving goals aimed at improving care and experiences for everyone. Outside of work, Nik is an avid Dungeons and Dragons player, self-trained chef for his Dad’s catering company (Adeline’s), and roommates with Lord Eldon Kane, Duke of Fenvaux, a very down-to-earth yellow lab.

  • Dr. Margarita Angulo, DDS, Dental Director

    Dr. Margarita Angulo is a general dentist. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biology at Scripps College in Claremont, CA, she attended the UCLA School of Dentistry to complete her doctor of dental surgery training. At UCLA, she excelled academically, earning over 30 Excellent Performance Reports in the academic curriculum courses and also excelled clinically, treating patients from all walks of life with the utmost care and respect. Upon graduating from UCLA, Dr. Angulo trained in Beverly Hills and soon thereafter began her career in the public health sector. For 7 years, Dr. Angulo served as a Lead Dentist at a federally qualifying health center in downtown Los Angeles. When the opportunity to relocate to Montana arose, Dr. Angulo moved herself, her husband, and their two cats to Helena. Dr. Angulo is truly passionate about the art and science of dentistry and places the health and happiness of her patients as her top priority.

  • Marlo Manicke-Domier, Patient Support Services Manager

  • Dr. Lisa Williams, Behavioral Health Director

    Dr. Lisa Williams started as PureView’s Behavioral Health director on 8/9/21. Dr. Williams has served as the Regional Manager for Seraaj Family Homes in Mobile, Alabama and her responsibilities at Seraaj Family Homes were to oversee the overall operation of the regional sites and ensure that children and families in the foster care system have positive outcomes. She is a Licensed Clinician in Professional Counseling and a Master Social Worker and provides clinical services to adults and children. Before becoming a therapist in 2016, Dr. Williams was on a career path in criminal justice. She started out as a Corrections Officer providing supervision at the Maximum-Security level with men in the State of Georgia and Death Row with women in the State of Texas, as a probation officer with juveniles, and a Coordinator for Balanced and Restorative Justice with the State of Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice, then becoming a Public Safety Officer. Dr. Williams also was a Professor of Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University from 2009 to 2012 and Program Manager of Criminal Justice at Wiregrass Technical College from 2012 to 2015. It was in her restorative justice work that Dr. Williams became interested in behavioral health and how it often plays a role in a person’s involvement with the criminal justice system. Dr. Williams has a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University. She has a Masters of Rehabilitation Counseling from Thomas University, a Master’s in Social Work with a Trauma Certificate from Tulane University, and a Doctorate of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.

    Dr. Williams is passionate about building healthier communities and believes in community collaboration, integrative care, and holistic approaches to healthcare and wellbeing. She enjoys traveling with her family, attending and coordinating fashion shows, supporting her daughter in pageantry, and loves fitness and outdoor activities.

    Her motto is” “We are Stronger Together.”

  • Michelle Marten, PharmD, RPh, Pharmacy Director

    Michelle Marten joined the PureView Health Center team in January 2018 as part of a partnership with Geneva Woods to provide pharmacy services for our patients. She became a full-time PureView Health Center employee in November 2018 after working for Geneva Woods for six years. Michelle began her education at the University of Great Falls majoring in Criminal Justice and Accounting, and soon after realized that her passion was in healthcare. She was accepted into the University of Montana Pharmacy School in 2008 and earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2012. Michelle enjoys the outdoors and spends most of her free time in the mountains camping, 4-wheeling, hunting, and fishing. She also loves touring around on a Harley with her husband and watching her son compete in freestyle skiing across the country.

  • Christy Modrow, RN, Clinical Nursing Supervisor

  • Dr. Madeline Turner, MD, Medical Director

    Dr. Turner joined the PureView team in September 2018. She is a Montana native and received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University. She attended medical school at the University of Washington as part of the WWAMI program followed by completion of residency at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Program in Seattle where she served as Inpatient Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Turner became faculty at Swedish Residency and worked at Seattle Indian Health Board. Madeline’s interests include Hepatitis C treatment, addiction medicine, and comprehensive women’s health. She is passionate about teaching and has taught medical and nurse practitioner students in the past and hopes to continue this in the future. She strongly believes in healthcare access for all and hopes to empower patients to understand and manage their own health. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband, baking, and lately, home improvement projects.